Configuration Manager

Job Role: Configuration Manager

Rate: £500 - £600 a day inside ir35

Location: Hampshire (2-3 days onsite a week)

Contract: 6 Months +

Security Clearance: Level DV Required

Security clearance at DV level is required for this role

I am recruiting a Configuration Manager for a client of mine who are a systems integrator operating within the UK defence sector. The Configuration Manager will be joining a team of highly skilled and highly motivated engineers who are working on one of the UKs leading programme. Configuration Manager will be at the centre of release and deployment ensuring the technical integrity are adhered to of the highest quality. The successful candidate will have a full understanding of the principles of asset and configuration management, be able to demonstrate past successes in interacting with a wide variety of technologies and stakeholders and be a strong communicator. The successful candidate will also have sufficient technical knowledge to interrogate and direct the interrogation of all types of hardware & network devices to get accurate configuration data.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience with software configuration management processes, procedures and products
  • Demonstrable knowledge with managing and overseeing entire release management cycle to include hotfixes, defect tracking, production operations status reporting
  • Demonstrable experience in documenting releases, risks and in maintaining the schedule of planned releases and ability to lead software release meetings and oversee release team execution to deliver product on-time
  • Domain knowledge of the internationally recognised CM standards
  • Demonstrable previous CM experience at this level including process definition and governance
  • Demonstrable experience of managing assets including documentation, hardware, virtual devices, software, licenses
  • Demonstrable experience administering and maintaining a CMS for software licensing, asset management and configuration management
  • Strong background in ITIL V3 and good understanding of ITIL V4.
  • Able to define and apply compliant processes within a programme with a view of both continuous improvement and how to transition from existing processes to ITIL V4
  • Significant experience in complex solutions for large government organisations or private corporations using a diverse engineering and technology team
  • Keen technical advocate and self-learner up to date with the latest trends and innovations; encourages and inspires those around them.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with testers, systems engineers, architects, software developers, management as well as ability to work with multiple teams to release software
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt quickly to changing requirements
  • Establish a process for managing the CMDB
  • Extract assets from the early CMDB to establish a bill of materials and work with other parties including supply chain so that can be costed and ultimately update the early CMDB

If you are interested in this role please call me on 01737 821029 or reply to this e-mail

Many thanks,